Bands in the park – warm Wortley welcome for the Friendly Band

Bands in the Park came to Western Flatts Park at the weekend.

by Katherine Turner

There was a fabulous turn out when bands in the park returned to Western Flatts Cliff Park on Sunday.

The Friendly Band travelled to Wortley from Sowerby Bridge to attend one of the ten concerts to be held across the West Leeds area this summer, funded by councillors on the Outer West Community Committee.

Adrian Woodhead, musical director, said “It’s good to play outside in the sunshine. Playing to different audiences, in new places, people who are just walking through the park who wouldn’t have normally come to a concert.”

Cakes and refreshments were provided by the recently formed Friends of Western Flatts Cliff Park group.

Chair Neil Bonnington said: “It was great to see such a wonderful turn out for the first of two ‘band in the park’ events here.

“The Friendly Band provided super entertainment with our friends group volunteers providing refreshments via the popular cake stall. Thanks to everyone involved for helping to make this an enjoyable and successful event for the local community.”

Further concerts will be held on selected Sundays from 2.30pm:

Farnley Hall Park

10 July – Barnsley Metropolitan Band

Pudsey Park

31 July – Elland Silver Band
21 August – Notability Concert Band
28 August – Clifton and Lightcliffe Band

Victoria Park, Calverley

17 July James Farrell Concert Band
14 August – Grange Moor Brass Band

Western Flatts Cliff Park

7 August – Cawthorne Brass Band

Westroyd Park, Farsley

24 July – Clifton and Lightcliffe ‘B’ Band.

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